Announcing an engagement on Facebook

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

@ms_fifi:  I need to make a list of who I need to call. This will be immediate family, grandparents, people that will be in my bridal party, really close friends. My parents can call aunts/uncles that I’m not super close with. 

Other people can find out on Facebook

Post # 4
Member
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I let almost all relatives and people I was close with know first before I announced on FB.

Post # 5
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1110 posts
Bumble bee

I think you just have to use your best judgement and determine who is close enough to you to warrant a phone call or text message. I called my parents first, then my grandparents, and then my brother; after that I sent out text messages to my closest friends with the picture of my ring and a few of those people called me back, so all in all I was on the phone for about an hour or so. You just can’t personally call everyone, it would be crazy.

My brother ended up posting something on Facebook about my engagement before me, so I had to follow up really quick because people were already congratulating me on my wall, lol.

Post # 6
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1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

I will do the same as PP.  People I’m close to will get a call, everone else will see a Facebook post.  Cue the 12,000 comments.

Post # 7
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3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I deactivated my fb when I got engaged so I could contact all my family and friends personally. The. I just switched my relationship status. 

People take fb way too serious. 

Post # 8
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ms_fifi:  I called my immediate family, grandparents and my 2 BFF’s (who are also now BM’s).  I sent a text to my next closest friends and I think I FB messaged my aunts/uncles/cousins (i figured I don’t call these people why change that now).  Once I was satisfied that all the ‘important’ people had been told ‘in person’ (about 3 days) we took the plunge and made it facebook official.

Post # 9
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I called the people that were the most important to me, my best friend, and my parents and grandparents. I let my Mom and Dad spread the word to the rest of my family before I put it on Facebook, so most people knew beforehand. I have a lot of aunts and cousins on FB, so I didn’t want it to be a huge surprise that way. Fortunatley my family is great at spreading things like engagements around, lol. I think that’s a good way to do it, you can’t call every single friend and family member on FB, so just let the ones you are closest to know.

Post # 10
Hostess
22134 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I made sure to contact all of my closest friends and family personally before putting anything on Facebook. I know I would prefer not to hear about it through Facebook if it’s someone I’m really close with!

Post # 11
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2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We called/texted the pertinent peeps, then FI switched his relationship status… He was so eager to, it was cute. 🙂

Post # 12
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5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

We still haven’t announced it on FB. Probably won’t, it’s nobodies business but ours. I do however want to change my name. I really want to be Mrs. D-C! 

Post # 13
Member
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We got engaged in Mexico. I only made 1 call (my parents) a few other close friends/family we had e-mail contacts for we e-mailed/imessaged (while on wifi)  Once we got back to the states, we made a few more phone calls to people without e-mail / imessage (grandma, aunts/uncles etc…) posted a photo and changed our statuses to ‘engaged’

I can only think of 1 person (a friend) who was upset I didn’t text her first, but honestly my FI was too excited to wait for me to shoot her a text.  It wasn’t a big deal, she got over it pretty quickly.

Post # 14
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6503 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We contacted our closest friends and family then changed our status a few days later. Most people figured it was going to happen anyways so it wasn’t too surprising to the ones that found out via Facebook.

Post # 15
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1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I despise Facebook and announcements through social media. I think they are so much more exciting and thrilling when done in person or through phone calls. 

Post # 16
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3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m like all the PP. We let the important friends/family know – which did take about 2 days as some are in the UK and some are in Hong Kong so we had to wait until the time differences were managable. We called some and texted another group. Then we posted a picture and changed our statuses.

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